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The art of living : the Stoics on the nature and function of philosophy

Author: John Sellars
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2003.
Series: Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presenting philosophy as an art concerned with one's way of life, Sellars draws on Socratic and Stoic philosophical resources and argues for the ancient claim that philosophy is primarily expressed in one's behaviour. The book considers the relationship between philosophy and biography, and the bearing that this relationship has on debates concerning the nature and function of philosophy. Questioning the premise  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Sellars
ISBN: 0754636674 9780754636670
OCLC Number: 51886401
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Warwick, 2001.
Description: x, 228 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Philosophy and Biography --
2. The Socratic Origins of the Art of Living --
3. The Stoic Conception of the Art of Living --
4. Sceptical Objections --
5. Philosophical Exercises --
6. Exercises in the Handbook of Epictetus --
7. Exercises in the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius --
Glossary of Greek Words and Phrases --
Guide to Ancient Philosophers and Authors.
Series Title: Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy.
Responsibility: John Sellars.

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